When hybrid cars first appeared on U.S. roads in late 1999, they were seen as a temporary experiment. It was, after all, the SUV era, so the funky teardrop design of the Honda Insight and awkward shape of the first-generation Prius received derision—if they were noticed at all.
This 1942 Ford GPW is the perfect vehicle for tooling around an orchard or storming downtown parking lots. Lay the windshield flat and enjoy the stump-pulling utility — but maybe not inside city limits. As an early GPW, it still has Ford emblazoned on the body — a practice that stopped later in 1942, resulting […]
“Not my best day at the office” using the words of Justin Bell. Justin’s last Pirelli World Cup Challenge race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey ended prematurely when accelerating out of Turn 11, he spun and got punted by another car exiting the turn right behind him. Fortunately, Justin was not hurt. Unfortunately, […]
The Coca-Cola 600 capped off nine days of racing and race related events at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Kasey Kahne posted his first win of 2012 after leading the race for 96 laps. This is Kasey’s is 300th Sprint Cup start, his first win of 2012, and the 13th of his career in […]
This steel-body roadster showed up on eBay Motors just in time to kick off summer. You’ll get plenty of attention screaming past air-conditioned SUVs on the highway. Just make sure your jeans are cuffed and your hair is slicked back to get the full ’50s hot rodder look. This car’s parts are a mish-mash of […]
The famous driver, racing-team boss and car designer from Texas who created the Shelby Cobra sports car died Thursday night at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Before Shelby’s passing, he had survived a heart transplant in 1990, a kidney transplant in 1996, and seven marriages. The cause of death was not disclosed but Shelby had been in […]
If you have a need for a work truck—but don’t want to work all day just to pay for the gas to fill it up—a pickup converted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) could be the answer. This 2002 Ford F-150—running on CNG since 2006—was converted using a GFI Control Systems Conversion Kit, which […]